“Remembrance Day” By James Aitchison

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What do we remember
On Remembrance Day?
Why do we lay wreaths
And hear a bugle play?
This day marks the end
Of the First World War;
The human race had never seen
A war like that before.
On land and sea, and in the air,
The conflict raged four years;
Millions died, nations fell,
Great empires disappeared.
It’s the day to wear a poppy
With honour, and with pride,
And remember all Australians
Who went to war and died.  

Teachers’ Note:

The Great War ended at the eleventh hour, on the eleventh day, of the eleventh month, 1918.  Sadly, two decades later, the world was at war again.

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